OK SO HERES THE BACK STORY MY SON HAS SEASONAL ASTHEMSA. WE MOVED HERE IN LATE OCT. HE HAS BEEN THE THE ER TWICE AND MISSED PAX 14 DAYS OF SCHOOL DUE TO HIS HEALTH. HE IS NOW AN EFMP FAMILY MEMBER. WE LIVE IN SAN LOUIS REY HOUSEING WITH NO CETNRAL AC. SO THERE FOR NO FILTERATION OF AIR IN THE HOUSE. WE FILLED OUT AN EXCEPTION TO POLICY TO MOVE TO ONE OF THE NEWER HOUSES IN THE SAME NEIGHBORHOOD THAT HAVE AC AND WERE DENIED DUE TO MY HUSBAND'S RANK. TO TOP ALL THIS OFF THE EMAIL THAT WAS SENT FROM LTCOL KILLIEN SENT TO THE LADY I WAS WORKING WITH SAID THAT HE HAD A LONG CONVO. WITH MY HUSBAND AT A LINKS MEETING. MY HUSBAND HAS NEVER MET OR HEARD FROM THIS MAN. SO WHAT ARE WE SOPOSED TO DUE NOW... WE CAN'T AFFORD TO MOVE OUT TO TOWN SO IS MY SON JUST SUPPOSED TO STAY SICK BC HIS DADS RANK IS NOT HIGH ENOUGH TO HELP WITH HIS MEDICAL NEEDS. BY THE WAY WE HAVE OUR PCM AND ALSO A SPEICALIST THAT ARE WILLING TO SPEAK ON OUR BEHALF THAT MY CHILD NEEDS THE FILTERATION BUT NO ONE SEEMS TO WANT THE DRS OPPION. WHERE DO I GO FROM HERE????
I'm confused. If it's seasonal, then it's only a few months out of the year correct? Why does he require Air Conditioning if he seems to need the filtration of the air? Wouldn't it be less of a headache to purchase one of those air filtration systems from like Brookstone?? Because it's the crapola in the air that he needs removed right? Not the heat? If rank was the sole reason for rejection, can you just move to another Housing? What about DelMar Housing? Do they not have AC?
contact your congressman and have that office get involved. or set up a meeting with your Husband's SgtMaj or Unit Commander and see if they can help, sometimes a call from Commanding officer to Housing Director is all it takes. Have your FRO help in the meeting set up. by the way RANK does bring up an issue but there is housing with AC IN deluz.
ETA* I guess I am confused as for the need for AC since my mother is an asthmatic and lives inland where it's much warmer than beachside and she has no AC and is does pretty good as far as controlling her asthma attacks. She does keep her house as dust free as possible though.
If that's true, then problem solved. It would make sense if they denied it because the housing will be getting a/c anyway. BTW I have asthma and I don't need a/c. I have it but I only use it when it gets to 100 or so outside.
I have been talking to one of the ladies who works at the lincoln military housing office since I am moving to CP in 7 months and she said that the AC installation for O'neill Heights will be completed by this fall.
I live in an older SLR house, and, though I haven't messed with it yet, there IS an air handler in this house, with registers throughout the house and a digital control box on the wall in the kitchen. So...again, though I haven't messed with it, I believe there is SOMETHING in this house that moves and filters air. It just doesn't cool it.
Plus...we are getting A/C in a couple months. Hang in there, and try turning on whatever gizmo we already have. Get a commercial air filtration machine, like from Dyson or Brookstone or whatever. If it's that crucial, be proactive and don't rely on housing to solve the problem for you. I'd like one of those big nice houses, too, but the ranking system is there for a reason. Respect it.
We live in SLR (old) also. My daughter is EFMP, has dr. orders that she is required to live in an a/c'ed house due to asthma and heart issues. We were told we could put in window units. So we did. Craigslist always has some for cheap, we got 2 units for $100, paid housing $40 to put them in. I would much rather do that than pay to move. And yes, we're getting a/c. O'neill is getting them first then we are.
THE PROB WE ARE HAVINIG IS THAT HE IS HIGHLY ALLERGIC TO PULLEN AND DUST AND GETTING WINDOW UNITS WILL FILTER THE AIR COMING IN FROM OUTSIDE GOING INTO THAT ROOM BUT NOT THE AIR THAT IS CIRCLEATEING IN THE HOUSE ITS SELF. HIS ASTHMA IS TRIGGERED BY THE REACTION TO THE ALLERGY. WE HAVE 2 FILTERS WE BORROWED FROM THE EFMP OFFICE. WE ARE FROM THE SOUTH AND HAVE NEVER BEEN TO THE WEST COAST BEFORE WE WERE AWEAR OF HIS CONDITION BEFORE BUT DUE TO THE DRYNESS HERE YEAR ROUND INSTED OF IT ACTING UP A COUPLE OF TIMES A YEAR IT IS NOW A CONSTANT THING. AND THE ONLY REASON WE WERE ASKING FOR THE NEW BIGGER HOUSES IS BC THERE IS NO OPTION IN OUR PAID GRADE. WE HAVE BEEN IN THE MARINE CORPS FOR OVER 8 YEARS NOW ( HE WAS PRIOR ) AND HAVE ALWAYS LIVED ON BASE NEVER HAD A COMPLANT UNTILL NOW. AND IT IS TRUE THAT THIS HOUSEING WILL BE GETTING A/C BUT NO SET TIME LINE IS IN PLACE. SO IS MY SON SOPPOSED TO SUFFER UNTILL THEY DOT THERE I'S AND CROSS THERE T'S. I UNDERSTAN THE RANK IN HOUSEING IS THERE FOR A REASON BUT THE HOUSES THAT I'M TALKING ABOUT IS IN THE SAME NEIGBORHOOD THAT WE NOW LIVE IN LITTERLY 2 HOUSES AWAY.
All the typing with the caps lock on and spelling errors are making my head hurt.
I have asthma as well and live in Stuart Mesa with no issues. My asthma was so bad that I was medically retired from the Air Force in November. I was stationed in the desert to top it all off which made it worse. Just turn your temp control unit to cool and make sure you have clean air filters so the air circulates through the filters.
I would just move out in town. My son is allergic to dust mites, pollen, and grass. Those three are his asthma triggers. If you have him on allergy medication as well as stick to his asthma treatments I don't see why the A/C is that big of a deal. We live without A/C and as long as we stay on top of all of his medications his attacks have been few and far between. He was hospitalized almost 2 years ago because his medication was not working for him.
Have you seen the allergist? They also have allergy shots for kids with more severe allergies.
Sorry about the caps and spelling errors but i'm cooking and dealing with 2 hyper boys. but my child has never needed daily meds before and if there is something that I can do to keep him off of daily meds I'm going to do it. I'm not one who likes to use med. unless it is the only thing that will work. The reason I didn't want to move out in town is 1- I don't know this area very well and i feel safer on base. 2- we would rather not have to deal with land lords. We have other reasons as well, but those are the top 2. I'm just haveing a hard time i guess understanding the issue. they have houses that are open. We did ask about deLuze but was told the same thing ( rank ) we were willing to pay our full BAH. My husband is going to talk to his command and see what they say. and the marines have 3 reasons that they will accept the exception to policy #1higher pay grade (promotion) #2 addition of dependents #3 medical
The reasoning makes no sense.. if you need the air filtered, buy air filtration system..like ionized fans or whatever. Air conditioning won't solve that problem and they won't move you because you want the air filtered.
my child has never needed daily meds before and if there is something that I can do to keep him off of daily meds I'm going to do it.
I get that, but mine did not need daily medication before either until a couple of years ago when he was hospitalized. I can guarantee you that if you are trying to rely on JUST an a/c unit to get his asthma under control it is not going to work. I don't know how old he is, but you cannot keep him in an a/c controlled environment forever. I do not like medications either, however, I also know there comes a point where it is necessary for the child to thrive. If you don't have him on any medication and you think an a/c unit in a bigger house is going to fix it, then I think you should probably do some more research on it and talk to your son's doctor. Has his doctor said he will not need medication if you have a/c?
He is an O1-E. it doesn't have to be filtered by a specific filter. central a/c filters the air that is in your home as well as the outside air being brought in. i window unit only filters the air that is coming in from outside. so with a window unit he would have to stay in that one room. a house will never be 100% dust or pollen free.but haveing central air would take a good % out of the air in our home.
If he's on EFMP, why are you filling out exceptions to policy? His doctor will write a letter. Also, officers can live in enlisted housing (and do) if that's the only place that meets the families needs. Call your case worker for EFMP. They get paid to help you.
I DO NOT need a bigger house I never said that. If they had a smaller home that would suit his needs I would move there. And yes i was told by his PCM and also the allergen that an A/C would help a good bit with his condition. If I was told that he would not get better with out meds I would have no problem giving it to him. And I understand that he can not be in A/C at all times. But I also feel that the Marine Corps should support there Marines and there families if it is in there power to do so. I'm not asking them to go out of there way to help my family. I'm not saying them to come out of pocket for anything. the houses are there empty. If they were not avilable I would understand. You need to understand I have been given the run around for weeks and I have been lied to more then once from houseing.
2 different Dr's have written letters. And my EFMP case worker said that she spoke to the houseing office and said that enlisted houseing is out of the question and that the exception to policy was the only way to try and get any other houseing. My case worker is not all that helpful. I have handled everything on my own. My case worker said that her job is just to give me info on what is available. Most of the info and phone numbers i have gotten i've gotten from our FRO. I have heard so many different things from so many different people.